Rally Estonia notes
Craig Breen bids to break his Estonia victory duck having finished as runner-up on the event for two years running.
“Obviously really looking forward to Estonia, it’s a rally that has served us well in the past, we’ve been on the podium now a good couple of times, and the last two years as part of the world championship we managed to bring home two podiums there as well,” he said.
“Honestly, I can’t wait for it, it’s a run of three rallies now that I’m very familiar and comfortable with. They are the complete opposite of the last couple of rallies of the season so far! I don’t feel alien heading to Estonia, I know what it’s all about.
“We had a really good test last week, the car felt great and I was really comfortable from the beginning, so I’m looking forward to it. The stages look great, obviously with high speeds, big jumps and big crests.”
Rally Estonia marks the first of two back-to-back high-speed gravel tests for the hybrid-powered Rally1 cars and is followed by Secto Rally Finland next month (4 – 7 August). Average speeds are expected to top 120kph, while a series of jumps will also keep crews on their toes.
Shakedown starts at 9am (8am Irish time)
Weekend at a Glance
A Super Special Stage – Tartu (1.66km) – on Thursday evening kicks off the action at Rally Estonia
Friday is the longest day of the event, with two passes each of Peipsiääre (24.35km), Mustvee (17.09km), Raanitsa (21.45km) and Vastsemõisa (6.70km) totalling 139.18km
Saturday’s running consists of two loops of four new stages, followed by another pass of the Tartu super special stage
The event concludes on Sunday with a final six stages, as the crews twice take on Tartu Vald (6.56km), Kanepi (16.48km) and Kambja (15.95km).
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